The study of sociology is defined as the focused study of society and the varying components within different societies. It is a fascinating line of study that was first embraced by the educational community in the late 1800s. At the forefront of the study of sociology as a science was a gentleman from France by the name of David Émile Durkheim (1858-1917). This major is now offered at most colleges and universities around the world.
Modern students of sociology have a variety of career paths that they may choose to take after graduation. In fact, they can choose from potential employers such as:
- Advocacy Groups
- Correctional Facilities
- Adoptions Agencies
- Public Schools
- Federal Government
- Insurance Companies
Also, during the course of a sociology degree driven education students will learn a wide range of skills that easily translate into the business community. Proficiencies such as research, reasoning, critical thinking, leadership and communication skills always prove to be beneficial in working in fast paced professional business atmosphere.
Many sociology majors also opt to go the scientific route and get positions with major universities doing interesting research work. Research work in the field of sociology can also be found via many privately funded foundations.
Theodore A. Rottman Scholarship In Social Justice
This scholarship is designed exclusively for students that are planning to attend Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This fund was created by Gordon and Cathy VanderBrug to honor their brother-in-law Ted Rottman. Mr. Rottman taught at Calvin for 39 years and also directed the social research program there. There are two scholarships issued each year and each selected applicant receives $1,850. In addition to attending Calvin, qualified applicants must be entering their junior or senior year, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have a demonstrated financial need.
Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial
The Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial is a scholarship for students planning to attend Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. This scholarship is designed for students studying either law enforcement or sociology and is available to students entering their junior or senior year at WIU. The award amount is $1,000 and applicants must submit a 300-500 words essay outlining how they will use their college level education to make a real difference in the world.
David H. Malone Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students planning to attend the University of North Texas on a full-time basis. This particular award is in the amount of $1,000 and one scholarship is awarded annually.
Donna J. Arne Scholarship
For students planning to attend the University of Wisconsin to study sociology, the Donna J. Arne scholarship is available to them. This award is provided to applicants who have at least a 2.5 GPA and have a demonstrated financial need for the award funds.